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Thread: Blue Jays prioritize diversity after scandal-Promote Anthony Alford to join Smith Jr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKat View Post
    Alford's call up was weird but think of the long line of options exhausted before getting to Alford...

    - Pompey concussed NOT ELIGIBLE TO COME OFF THE 60 DAY DL UNTIL JUNE
    - Pearce injured, Cecilliani called up
    - Pillar utters a homophobic slur and gets himself suspended, Smith Called up and added to the 40
    - Cecilliani injured

    So they burned through a lot of options and even added a guy to the 40 before resorting to Alford. Clearly he was never plan A and I don't think it's fair to give the front office flak for a move that resulted from such a freak series of occurences.
    With Zeke/Smith/Bautista and Pillar only gone for 2 games(and really it's just one game they were covering) why bother calling up a 4th OF though? Let Coghlan/Barney/Goins slough it out in LF in a pinch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Governator View Post
    It's not like he's getting the Travis Snider treatment, he's probably ecstatic just to make MLB min pay for a few games and soak in the experience.
    Yes, teams do this to give them the opportunity to get some of the "firsts " out of the way as well as to reward the player. Even if he goes 0-4 at the plate, there is only positives to this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orgfiller View Post
    With our luck this season, Alford will just end up getting injured himself before we have to worry about any of that.
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    Synder is mediocre at best this year. Let me know when Synder is giving up less runs per game than Sanchez, until then I'll take Sanchez

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orgfiller View Post
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    You teased the baseball gods!

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